The Right Approach to Work

Want a job? Then the primary need is to want to work. Want a satisfying job? Then the main requirement is to have a satisfying concept of what work really is.

True work is more than physical labor. To a great degree, work is the action of one's thinking that underlies the actual doing of anything. One might say that the doing is the evidence of the objective one has in thought, while the thought itself is the real substance.

Thought is not only the preparation but the actual substance of the work that anyone does. The understanding that work is basically mental helps one grasp the importance of raising one's thought of work—see it as service to God and humanity, contributing to the benefit of the community—rather than as something done for merely personal, materialistic gain.

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Promotion Comes from God
January 6, 1973

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